Pictured: online engagement from #CSRShareDay was far-reaching
reached more than half a million people as #eventprofs share their
sustainability tips online as part of #CSRShareDay.
The 24-hour talk
fest, a Twitter-led campaign staged by Positive Impact Events, has seen
hundreds of participants from around the world take part in the discussion in
the first few hours.
In Australia, the
headquarters for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games said it composted one
tonne of food scraps last year, while in the United States, Oregon Convention
Centre - a sponsor of #CSRshareday - pointed out it saves more than 1.2 million
litres of water each year, uses 30 per cent renewable energy and runs an
employee campaign to promote energy efficiency.
Pelham said: "#CSRshareDay is a fantastic example of the huge impact many
small actions can make. This year it's great to see some big brand names involved
including VMware, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and San Francisco Giants and
the accessible nature of Twitter means everyone can be involved. This also
wouldn't be possible without our 24 hosts (a different host every hour around
the world!) and the positive impact intern team who bring the campaign together
so in short it's great to see everyone in action to share eventprof
sustainability practice the day before Earth Day!"
president of MPI Denmark and Wonderful Copenhagen head of communications,
shared four tips on becoming a sustainable destination. She Tweeted: "1-
think beyond #environment; 2- tell your #story #transparency #share; 3- engage
#stakeholders #customers local community and more! 4- take any action makes a
Arthur Hotels hosted a networking breakfast, where they removed orange juice
from the menu to provide locally-produced apple juice. The hotel company also
offered guest the chance to rent electric cars to explore the city.
highlighted a positive example from San Francisco Giants AT&T Park, which
became the first ballpark to offer publicly-accessible electric vehicle
Tweeted: "Good health and wellbeing: events can promote good nutrition.
Good nutrition can help prevent the prevalence of many common diseases.
Offering free fruit and natural snacks and providing education on the benefits
of healthy eating at events can really have a big impact."
Reed Exhibitions -
which runs ibtm world Barcelona and AIME in Melbourne, also joined in, saying
it promoted eco-friendly exhibition stands.
Join in the discussions by sharing your sustainable tips and experiences on Twitter, using the hashtag #CSRshareDay and #shareapositiveimpact.